TOP LOCAL News

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead. “We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim.

Read more »

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space ...

Read more »

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- At the close of tonight’s virtual vigil for peace and justice, which was attended by more than 2,000 viewers, Bloomfield’s mayor and council implored residents to join them in a show of solidarity against racism and injustice by leaving their porch lights on all weekend and hanging ...

Read more »

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Following the tragic death of George Floyd, Mayor Michael Venezia has announced a virtual vigil for tonight at 5:00pm.  The event will be open to the public and the Mayor will be joined by the Town Council as well as community faith leaders. Anyone that would like to attend the ...

Read more »

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Personal Chef Nicolle Walker recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning TV program on News 12 Plus, to update host Stephanie Willoughby on her evolving business operations, which had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Walker’s prior business model included ...

Read more »

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Health Department is offering free COVID-19 tests to residents starting June 4. Testing will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00am-2:00pm at varying locations.  “As the state and our township slowly begin to reopen, it is imperative that our residents ...

Read more »

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for  Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22) Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6)  These activities are allowed ...

Read more »

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With the New Jersey high school spring sports season concluded, the coaches have gone through the process of letting their student-athletes, especially the seniors, know how much their work was appreciated. Bloomfield High softball coach Bob Mayer noted the senior players this ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY - An estimated 18,967 graduates will receive degrees from Rutgers this year (13,057 degrees and one artistic diploma from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, 4,090 from Rutgers University-Newark, and 1,819 from Rutgers University-Camden). They ...

Read more »

GLEN RIDGE, NJ--Veteran coach Lisbeth Crouse was looking forward to a good boys tennis season at Glen Ridge High this spring. We all know that the season was canceled, but Crouse wanted to let the fans know how special this year's team was. Glen Ridge had a good nucleus of athletes returning to ...

Read more »

Shoplifting:  5/18/2020-An officer took a telephone report of a shoplifting incident that occurred at 77 Bloomfield Avenue (Walgreens). The night shift supervisor observed a Caucasian male enter the store at approximately 8:00 p.m. and leave with an unknown amount of Ensure milk. Approximately ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ -- As part of our small business spotlight series, HomeGrown Host Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Meghan Lavelle, Owner of Washington General, to see how the store is faring during the pandemic. Washington General was featured in Part One of our HomeGrown: Hoboken episode, which aired ...

Read more »

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How ...

Read more »

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- A number of Bloomfield High senior baseball players have made commitments to play on the collegiate level, beginning this fall, while pursuing a degree and others will move on to college for academics. Bloomfield High baseball coach Mike Policastro announced the intentions of ...

Read more »

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- It's been a difficult season for high school sports in New Jersey. And, of course, that applies to the Bloomfield High boys' volleyball team, which had high hopes entering the 2020 season, when practice commenced last March. Bloomfield coach Louis Stevens, like so many of his ...

Read more »

TRENTON, NJ — Schools should consider screening visitors with noncontact thermometers and excluding anyone with a fever exceeding 100.4 degrees, according to graduation ceremony guidelines released by the state Department of Education (DOH). The guidance, released on May 27, outlines three ...

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Rocco Petriello, General Manager of the Grain & Cane Restaurant, to learn how they have adapted to serve their customers during the pandemic and their developing plans for returning to business once New Jersey enters into a new phase of ...

Read more »

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Fire Department battled a second alarm fire today at an office building on Broadacres Drive. The call came in at approximately 1205 p.m. and the scene was clear by 130 p.m.  A fire department official stated that the fire started on the fourth floor of the office ...

Read more »

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. will be hosting a virtual town hall on Thursday, May 28 at 6:00pm.  The purpose of the event will be to inform residents of the steps that the federal government is taking to combat the effects of COVID-19 and ...

Read more »

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently spoke with Marcella Gencarelli, Entrepreneur and Business Leader, about her experience heading up several professional organizations in New Jersey. She shared her perspective on what small businesses are looking for as they learn to navigate a new way of ...

Read more »

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a busy time for gardening and other outdoor activities. Gardening provides many benefits but like any outdoor activity it’s important to protect yourself from the sun’s damaging rays. More than 5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing ...

Read more »

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – With the annual Bloomfield Memorial Day Parade cancelled due to COVID-19, the township carried on with their Wreath Dedication Ceremony on Monday morning starting at the Civic Center and ending at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. The event was be closed to the public but later ...

Read more »

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28th at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been ...

Read more »

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission will be holding a virtual voter information session for residents on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00pm. Bloomfield Municipal Clerk Louise Palagano will serve as a presenter for the session.  “The COVID-19 crisis has impacted all parts of our ...

Read more »

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The ...

Read more »

Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once ...

Read more »

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Fire Department responded to a basement fire this morning on Garner Avenue.    At approximately 945 a.m. a call came in for a basement fire at a residential home. The fire was declared a 2nd alarm before being placed under control in about 15 minutes. The fire ...

Read more »

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Office of Information has issued the following charts delineating coronavirus cases in the county, updating through the morning of Saturday, May 23. This data will not match any other report since cases are continually entering the system and local health ...

Read more »

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Although many Memorial Day traditions have been postponed or altered this year due to COVID-19, one tradition continued this morning at Glendale Cemetery.  Despite the gloomy weather, Scouts from around Bloomfield helped to place American flags on the graves of US military ...

Read more »